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  •  Approximately 11,500 controllers (1+ / 0-)
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    were fired and blackballed from government service. That was approximately 90% of the workforce.

    Based on my memory, there were less than 100 who successfully appealed to get their jobs back, eventually, after extensive and expensive individual court fights.

    There was a tremendous amount of misinformation floating around. Very little of our message got anywhere.

    We never were able to put any kind of a picket line into place. Quite a few leaders were arrested and imprisoned. People on the picket lines at airports were escorted off airline property.

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